Resonance: Music For Orchestra Vol. 1

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Resonance: Music for Orchestra Vol. 1
VNV-Nation ResonanceCD.jpg
Studio album by
VNV Nation & Der Film Orchester Babelsberg
ReleasedMay 15, 2015
RecordedFebruary 2015
GenreModern classical, Orchestral, Alternative electronic, Symphonic Pop
Length68:54
LabelAnachron Sounds
VNV Nation chronology
Transnational
(2013)
Resonance
(2015)
Noire
(2018)
Limited Edition cover

Resonance: Music for Orchestra Vol. 1 is an orchestral album by the German-based alternative electronic band VNV Nation, with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, released on May 15, 2015 on VNV's own Anachron Sounds label. All songs are from their back catalogue, arranged for orchestra and voice.

It was released on CD and digital formats, as well as a limited edition 6 x 10" vinyl box set. Both the limited edition vinyl and iTunes digital versions have exclusive bonus tracks, both of songs originally from their previous album Transnational.[1]

It is VNV Nation's highest charting release to date, reaching number 7 in the German charts (two weeks) and no. 73 in the Austrian charts (1 week).[2]

Background[edit]

On the 11th November 2012, VNV Nation played at the first Gothic meets Klassik in Leipzig.[3] This set was accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. It marked the first time VNV Nation had done a set like this. The show was recorded for release, but the recorded audio was unusable. As a result, Ronan began work with the arranger, Conrad Oleak, on plans for an album, later titled Resonance, of VNV Nation songs, scored for orchestra. As well as the original eight songs performed, there were an additional five songs re-written for orchestra.[4] The songs 'Nova (Largo)' and 'Teleconnect, Part 2' were recorded with a piano and string trio ensemble.

The Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg was recorded in the Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin at the end of February 2015, the same studios where scores for films such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & Part 2.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ronan Harris; all music composed by VNV Nation/Conrad Oleak.

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Nova (Maestoso)"Automatic6:22
2."Legion (Vivace Con Affeto)"Empires3:14
3."Solitary (Allegro Con Spirito)"Praise the Fallen6:07
4."Further (Adante Apassionato)"Burning Empires4:47
5."Perpetual (Allegro Espressivo)"Matter + Form5:11
6."Illusion (Adante Grazioso)"Judgement5:14
7."Nova (Largo)"Automatic9:05
8."Sentinel (Moderato Sostenuto)"Of Faith, Power and Glory7:54
9."Standing (Moderato Declamando)"Empires5:47
10."Beloved (Allegro Grazioso)"Futureperfect7:31
11."Resolution (Allegro Con Fuoco)"Automatic7:41
Total length:68:54
Vinyl Bonus Track
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
12."If I Was (Allegretto Affettuoso)"Transnational 
iTunes Bonus Track
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
12."Teleconnect Pt. 2 (Adagio Sonoro)"Transnational6:39
Total length:75:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resonance (Music for Orchestra) [feat. The Babelsberg Film Orchestra] by VNV Nation on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung (2015-05-15). "VNV Nation und Das Film Orchester Babelsberg - Resonance - Music For Orchestra Vol.1". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ "VNV Nation Concert Setlist at Gothic Meets Klassik 2012 on November 11, 2012". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  4. ^ "Vnv Nation - Products". Anachronsounds.de. Retrieved 2016-07-18.